Lucky for us, there was some great laminate flooring on sale at Home Depot. I originally liked the darker wood, probably because it was called farmstead something, but we went with a lighter color.
Living with an engineer is pretty great when you do projects like these, because he had a plan. I would have just laid down boards every which way.
Oh, and I can't forget the 50 years of dirt hiding in the radiator. Along with old dominos and a 4 cent Lincoln stamp. That was a fun find at least. We're going to clean the radiator before we put it back together, but oh my gosh it's gross. Also note the layers of wallpaper under the lace wallpaper. Yeah, the previous homeowners had some rockin' style and home improvement strategies.
When I came home, the room looked like this. Total transformation. Seriously, for easy flooring changes, I recommend the laminate floors, especially if there's a good sale.
But for now, I give you the before lace room. Drastic improvement, yes?